Pangelinan: Funding for Renovation of GW High Track, On Track

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Guam – Senator Ben Pangelinan says funding for the George Washington High School track, is “on track”. 

 

The Appropriations Committee Chair says in a release that he has pushed “for funding the renovation and rehabilitation” of the track, but he says “the governor derailed the project by placing a 10% reserve on the funding”. 

However he cites a recent letter from Guam DOE Superintendent Fernandez to the Bureau of Budget and Management Research (BBMR) requesting that the 10% reserve be released, now that the project has been successfully bid out, and the bid award is in progress.

I congratulate the Superintendent of Education, Jon Fernandez, on his swift action to request that this 10% reserve be lifted in order to move this project forward,” states the Senator in his release.

Adding that: “We have found that the 10% reserve on the funding for this project has been officially released by BBMR.”

READ the release from Senator Pangelinan below:

PANGELINAN ANNOUNCES FUNDING FOR THE RENOVATION AND REHABILITATION OF GEORGE WASHINGTON HIGH TRACK

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE (February 27, 2014 – HAGÅTÑA, GUAM) – Senator Vicente “ben” C. Pangelinan (D), Chairman of the Committee on Appropriations, Public Debt, Retirement, Legal Affairs, Public Parks, Recreation, Historic Preservation, and Land (Committee), announces that his push for funding the renovation and rehabilitation of the George Washington High School track is finally back on track. In August 2013, Pangelinan was successful in including an appropriation of $350,000 in the Fiscal Year 2014 Budget Act to restore the track facilities.

“After the governor derailed the project by placing a 10% reserve on the funding for the renovation and rehabilitation of the GWHS track, I congratulate the Superintendent of Education, Jon Fernandez, on his swift action to request that this 10% reserve be lifted in order to move this project forward,” explained Pangelinan.

In a recent letter from Superintendent Fernandez to the Bureau of Budget and Management Research (BBMR), the project has been successfully bid out with the bid award in progress and requested that BBMR release the 10% reserve in order for the project to move forward.

“We have found that the 10% reserve on the funding for this project has been officially released by BBMR,” announced Pangelinan.

“The GW Geckos have waited so long for something like this to finally happen, and once the renovation and rehabilitation is complete, all the glory that once was the GW track facilities will be restored,” concluded Pangelinan.

PANGELINAN ANNOUNCES FUNDING FOR THE RENOVATION AND REHABILITATION OF GEORGE WASHINGTON HIGH TRACK

 

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE (February 27, 2014 – HAGÅTÑA, GUAM) – Senator Vicente “ben” C. Pangelinan (D), Chairman of the Committee on Appropriations, Public Debt, Retirement, Legal Affairs, Public Parks, Recreation, Historic Preservation, and Land (Committee), announces that his push for funding the renovation and rehabilitation of the George Washington High School track is finally back on track. In August 2013, Pangelinan was successful in including an appropriation of $350,000 in the Fiscal Year 2014 Budget Act to restore the track facilities.

 

“After the governor derailed the project by placing a 10% reserve on the funding for the renovation and rehabilitation of the GWHS track, I congratulate the Superintendent of Education, Jon Fernandez, on his swift action to request that this 10% reserve be lifted in order to move this project forward,” explained Pangelinan.

 

In a recent letter from Superintendent Fernandez to the Bureau of Budget and Management Research (BBMR), the project has been successfully bid out with the bid award in progress and requested that BBMR release the 10% reserve in order for the project to move forward.

 

“We have found that the 10% reserve on the funding for this project has been officially released by BBMR,” announced Pangelinan.

 

“The GW Geckos have waited so long for something like this to finally happen, and once the renovation and rehabilitation is complete, all the glory that once was the GW track facilities will be restored,” concluded Pangelinan.

 

For more information, please call the Office of the People at 473-4236/7 or send email to office@senbenp.com.